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New York Landlords Cracking Down on Use of Airbnb, VRBO and Other Short-Term Sites

Excerpt from New York Press

May 17, 2014 2:00 pm

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Beyond the political and legal battle with state and local officials, there’s a persistent challenge for apartment-sharing services from landlords, housing agencies, and condo boards.

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Increasing number of eviction proceedings stemming from use of apartment-sharing websites

… What’s not at the forefront of the discussion surrounding Airbnb are the increasing numbers of customers who have had to fight eviction proceedings because they rented their apartment using the site, or a similar one like VRBO.

“I think I’ve seen in the last six months probably four of these cases that I personally handled,” said Samuel Himmelstein, a partner at Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue and Joseph… “Before this, there was just a tiny little handful. The reason I think there’s such an uptick is how publicly accessible Airbnb is.”

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